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Sunshine

I'd never really looked at the plethora of blurbs on this before.  Most are from newspapers, but the few from named people are hits.

"A gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature that exists more or less at the unlikely crossroads of Chocolat, Interview with the Vampire, Misery, and the tale of Beauty and the Beast."
 -- Neil Gaiman

"Before reading Sunshine, I had no idea blood and dessert could go together so well."
 -- Amber Benson, aka "Tara"

swan_tower describes the book much as I would, though I'd add something about the alternate universeness, the Liberty Wars and Albion and swear words such as spartan, thor, odin, and carthaginian, alongside "gods and angels", fallen angels, and Michaelmas.  Sherlock Holmes and Gormenghast still got written, though.  And triffids are real.  The other things is that while I've tended to say "best vampire novel I've read" I wonder if it's at all fair to call it a vampire novel.  It has vampires, certainly, but it's not exactly Anne Rice and not entirely Laurell Hamilton, either.  One could call it a magic novel, with a reluctant magician, who happens to have to vampires dominating her story.

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lyceum_arabica
Jun. 13th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
convinced me... think they've got it at the library?
mindstalk
Jun. 13th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
Woo!
Yeah, MCPL has it -- one copy in Young Adult, one in Adult Fiction (Not SF -- Robin McKinley seems to confuse categorizers, and gets scattered around.)

BTW I love the basic MCPL interface. So much faster and easier than IUCat.
telnet mcpl.monroe.lib.in.us

Also, I don't disagree with
http://www.swantower.com/marie/recs/index.html
about any of the books which I've read myself, which is a fair chunk. My own other top recommendation is God Stalk, I suppose I should try to write up a shill for it sometime. *NOT* at the library, despite my efforts, but I have a zillion copies.
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